Pursuant to NAC 641A (1)(d) each qualified applicant for a license to practice clinical professional counseling must pass the National Certified Mental Health Counseling Examination (NCMHCE) examination given by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) in order to demonstrate his knowledge of clinical professional counseling. An applicant must take such examination for the first time at any time during his final semester of graduate study and before the expiration of his license as a CPC Intern. The Board shall accept receipt of an official copy of a passing grade by a qualified applicant on this examination.
Clinical Professional Counselor Interns are eligible to sit for the written portion of the examination at any time prior to the end of the internship and must successfully pass an Academic Review and an in-person Interview with the Board before they may be licensed as a Clinical Professional Counselor.
Computerized examinations are administered in January, May and September of each year by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Eligible applicants and interns should make request to the Board in writing to have their name submitted for testing.